Broadway, TV star Laura Benanti reflects on long career in 'Nobody Cares'

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Friday, February 2, 2024
Laura Benanti reflects on long career in 'Nobody Cares'
Sandy Kenyon has the story.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Laura Benanti is looking back this weekend on a long career that began in Jersey's Essex County and includes shows on Broadway and network television.

On Friday night Benanti is back onstage at the Minetta Lane Theater in The Village: an intimate venue that's perfect for a one woman show.

It's one of entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon's favorite places to see a show in the city.

Her show features five original tunes. Benanti tells some very personal and funny stories about being a woman of a certain age, who is getting older in a presentation titled "Nobody Cares."

"So I poke fun at myself at that. Self-deprecating humor is my jam. That is my the thing that sort of gets me through life," Benanti said. "I have to see the world through the lens of a sense of humor. Otherwise, what else are we gonna do? Cry all day long? So, I poke fun at myself in that way, the humiliation of having been married for three times."

The show is being recorded by "Audible" and will be widely available online after this weekend's shows are done.


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